C-Murder has joined his fellow inmates in a hunger strike at Angola Prison, where he’s currently serving a life sentence for second-degree murder.
“Thanks to all the fans that’s been praying for my brother. He’s on a hunger strike in Angola,” Master P wrote. “He’s been locked up for a crime he didn’t commit. Somebody has confessed and they even have footage that they don’t want to put in the case. My brother is no angel and has done a lot of dumb stuff like most. But I love him and I will fight for him to bring awareness to this injustice.”
C-Murder was sentenced to life behind bars in 2009, after he was found guilty of committing the 2002 beating and fatal shooting of 16-year-old Steve Thomas.
C-Murder has maintained his innocence.
The rapper announced his plans to participate in the prison hunger strike last week. In an exclusive statement to AllHipHop, C-Murder explained that the intention behind the strike was to raise awareness about Angola’s dire conditions.
"I am now on a hunger strike to fight these injustices against my peers and against myself,” he said, before explaining the abuse he has witnessed and experienced. “Only in Angola can a Warden be arrested for rape and continue to serve as an officer in this Louisiana Penal System. This Warden has an abundant amount of racism and physical harm complaints against him from other inmates. We need an internal affairs investigation now. We cannot survive or live in such deplorable and inhumane conditions […] Angola is a disaster. At a moment’s notice, we can die for voicing our opinion. But a voice must be heard. Even a whisper can be heard if you listen closely. A hunger strike is the whisper I bring.”
You can listen to his full statement below.